Be a Good Parent
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Parents who disagree on how to parent find that their kids are the ones who fall through the cracks or get caught in the crossfire. This is really true in blended families because you're divided on day one as a family and you stay stuck that way. One thing that can unify you is good parenting. Read a book together or join a small group—there's lots of parent training available. You have no excuse. Stop arguing. Getting on the same parenting page will bridge your gaps and strengthen your home.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
When it comes to parenting united you stand, but divided they fall.
Be a Good Parent
Ron: When it comes to parenting united you stand, but divided they fall.
Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.
Ron: What I mean by that is that parents who disagree on how to parent, find that their kids are the ones who suffer. They fall through the cracks or get caught in the crossfire. This is really true in blended families because, well, you’re divided on day one as a family and you just stay stuck that way. But one thing that can unify you is good parenting.
Read a book together, take a class, watch a video series, join a small group—there’s lots of quality parent training available. You really have no excuse. So, stop arguing. Get on the same parenting page. All of this will bridge your gaps and strengthen your home. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.
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